Capitals’ Prospect Connor McMichael: “It Was Good To Get Out With The Team Again”

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Washington Capitals center prospect Connor McMichael said on Thursday that “It was good to get out with the team again” after getting out of a seven-day quarantine. He participated in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships, which ended on January 5.

The 20-year-old said that he went home for a night after the tournament ended, flew to Washington next day, and skated at MedStar Capitals Iceplex while the team was at end of their season-opening four-game road trip.

With center Evgeny Kuznetsov out for four games due to quarantine after violating the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, McMichael said that there is “so much in the air. [I] don’t know what can happen.” He added that he wants to keep working hard because “you never know what can happen.”

McMichael called being around the team and looking up to the NHL players on the Capitals “pretty cool. There’s a lot of great guys here. … It’s cool to talk to those guys a little bit,” he said.

While in quarantine, McMichael worked out in the hotel gym and ordered meals to his room. When he was able to finally get out, McMichael said that it “was nice to get a breath of fresh air.”

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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